Thickly falling snow all day today. What a treat! If it’s gonna be cold, it might as well snow, right? Yeah, I know. I don’t have to shovel it. But I do feed those who do, and that’s an important role too. (Right?) Heavenly to have a hearty, hot breakfast on a snowy day. I made my guys Baked Oatmeal this morning. A thoughtful friend gave me this wonderful recipe nearly five years ago. And I’ve probably made it every other week since. All the kids love it and we do too.
It’s nutritious, easy to change up with add-ins and toppings. Toss in some raisins or craisins. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup. Serve with brown sugar, and milk or cream. Top with fresh fruit. Blueberries, peaches, raspberries or bananas are nice. So many yummy and delicious ways to serve up Baked Oatmeal.
I make it often because it’s easy and the simple ingredients are on hand in my pantry. It makes a generous 9 X 13″ panful, easily serving six of us for several breakfasts. It reheats nicely in individual bowls in the microwave. This is also a great recipe to tote along for a brunch or potluck breakfast. Baked Oatmeal travels well, holds its heat for a long time.
Often, I’ll make this the night before and set it in the oven on timed bake so we can wake up to the wonderful smell of our breakfast baking. Sometimes I’ve made it and waited to bake ’til a day or two later. True confession: we’ve even had Baked Oatmeal for dinner in a pinch. (And not a complaint at the dinner table!) Hope you try this recipe, and let me know how you like it.
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 6 cups old fashioned oats
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups milk
- Combine all ingredients together in large mixing bowl and mix well.
- Pour into 9 X 13 inch baking pan.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 30 -35 minutes, until just lightly browning.
- (Can easily refrigerate overnight before baking.)
Keeps in the refrigerator unbaked several days.
Serve with honey, maple syrup or brown sugar.
Top with dried or fresh fruit.